My Family and Other Animals - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)
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My Family and Other Animals - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 07/04/2011
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My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range.

'What we all need,' said Larry, 'is sunshine...a country where we can grow.'
'Yes, dear, that would be nice,' agreed Mother, not really listening.
'I had a letter from George this morning - he says Corfu's wonderful. Why don't we pack up and go to Greece?'
'Very well, dear, if you like,' said Mother unguardedly.

Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu.

But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies.

Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241951460
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A bewitching book' - The Sunday Times 

'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities' - The Sunday Telegraph

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“My family and other animals”

A book I enjoyed several years ago and spurred on by the recent tv series decided it would be a fantastic choice for my 13 year old granddaughter who quite clearly doesn't enjoy reading

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“fun for animal lovers, but ---”

A gift for an 11-year-old granddaughter who loves animals and is also a prankster herself. She enjoys these parts but finds the inbetween bits annoying. So maybe not suited to an action seeking child. This is the... More

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